Airport Valet Parking at LAX
Los Angeles International Airport is the major airport serving Los Angeles and its surrounding areas. Los Angeles International Airport, LAX for short, is the second busiest airport in the United States and the fourth-busiest airport in the entire world. In 2018, the airport handled over 87 million passengers. LAX serves as an international gateway to many travelers because of its proximity to the Asia and Oceania countries. Because of this, it is the busiest airport on the west coast of the United States. LAX also serves as a hub or focus city for more passenger airlines than any other airport in the United States, and it holds the record for world’s busiest origin and destination airport. It is also very important for cargo traffic, ranking eleventh-busiest in the world and handling over 2 million tons of freight and mail. Because it is constantly busy with an influx of passengers and travelers, parking at LAX may be very difficult to find.
Parking at LAX
Parking at Los Angeles airport is divided into different lots and price ranges. There are eight different structures: P-1, P-2A, P-2B, P-3, P-4, P-5, P-6, and P-7 and one economy lot located right outside of the airport called Economy Lot E. Structures P-1 thru P-7 are all located in the center of the airport with connecting walkways to their designated terminals. In total, there are 8338 spaces between all the P structures. P-7 is the largest structure with 1705 spaces. LAX’s website has conveniently made it available for travelers to see how many spaces are left in each structure, found here.
Depending on which airline you are flying with will determine which structure is best to park in. The number of the structure coincides with its respective terminal. P-1 is for Terminal 1 and is best to park in if you are flying with AirTran Airways, Southwest Airlines, and US Airways. Structures P-2A and P-2B, for Terminal 2, serves Aeromexico, Air Canada/Canada Jaxx, Air China, Air France, Air New Zealand, Alitalia, Avianca, Hawaiian Airlines, KLM, LACSA, Northwest, Sun Country, TACA, Virgin Atlantic, Volaris, and West Jet. P-3 serves Alaska Air, Horizon Air, Jet Blue, Spirit Airlines, Virgin America, and Virgin Australia. P-4 serves American Airlines, American Eagle, and Qantas. P-5, for Terminal 5, contains Aerolitoral, Delta Airlines, and Northwest. P-6 serves Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, Continental Airlines, Continental Airlines, Copa Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Horizon Air, and United. P-7 and P-8 serve United, and United Express. P-8 also serves Great Lakes Airlines and Aer Lingus. The gates for each terminal are as follows: Terminal 1: Gates 1-13; Terminal 2: 14-29; Terminal 3: 30-39; Terminal 4: 41-48; Terminal 5: 50-58; Terminal 6: 60-69; Terminal 7: 70-78; Terminal 8: 80-88.
The best parking for LAX’s newest terminal, the Tom Bradley International Terminal, are structures P-3 and P-4. Tom Bradley International Terminal is home to 30 different international airlines including British Airways, Copa Airlines, Emirates, Iberia Airlines, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, and Turkish Airlines. Below is a map of LAX parking and its terminals:
LAX is notoriously known for having very expensive parking rates due to the high demand of parking needs. Rates at all the structures are free for the first 15 minutes, then $5 for the first hour or fraction thereof, then $4 each 30 minutes after the first hour, with a $40 maximum charge for each 24-hour period. To put into perspective, if you were to enter any parking facility at 10:00am Sunday and leave on 1:00pm Wednesday, you will have to pay $144 for parking three full days plus the additional three hours. Parking is very expensive and will add up quickly, especially if you are traveling for an extended amount of time. Rates at LAX have increased over the years due to an increase of popularity and demand. Many travelers choose to park at LAX because of the convenience of having their car at the airport when they return. Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft can be very pricey, especially during peak travel times and rush hour, which is almost every hour in Los Angeles.
The other parking option at LAX is Economy Lot E. Economy Lot E replaced Parking Lot C, which closed down April 2019 and only had less than 800 spaces available. Economy Lot E is located at 5455 W 111thSt and has 2690 spaces available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Spots at Economy Lot E cannot be reserved ahead of time. The rate is $4 per hour, or $12 per day. Shuttle services continuously run every 15 minutes between the lot and LAX Central Terminal and will conveniently stop at each terminal. The ride between Lot E and the airport is expected to take 15 to 30 minutes, depending on traffic. Real-time shuttle information can be found here. Typically, Economy Lot E is always full because of its affordable pricing.
Parking can be very stressful at any airport; at LAX, stress reaches a whole new level. Horror stories include people arriving more than two hours early and still missing their flights because the structures at the airport is completely full. Lines of people waiting for a spot to open is just the beginning of the ongoing hassle of finding a space for your car. Luckily, there is a solution to all of these problems.
Off-Site Valet Parking
Off-site valet parking has taken up a storm at Los Angeles. Valet parking is convenient, hassle-free, and easy to book online. Booking online guarantees that your vehicle will have a spot to park in when you arrive at LAX. This style of parking reservation has become more popular over the years, and now there are many different lot facilities you can trust to park your vehicle when traveling out of Los Angeles Airport. ParkOn has made it convenient for travelers to choose from all the lots that offer valet parking. Once you arrive at any of these lots, a valet attendant will greet you and ask for your reservation printout. They will assist you with your luggage and direct you to the shuttle zone. The shuttle will then drop you off directly to your terminal, where you can indulge in some of the many airport amenities. Upon your return to LAX, the shuttle will pick you up and bring you back to your selected lot facility. Some facilities even offer cleaning services for your vehicle; a clean, shiny car will be waiting for you upon your return to Los Angeles.
Below is a list of lots on ParkOn that offer valet parking services:
- Airport Spectrum Parking: indoor valet; approx. $9.95 per day; car wash and detailing available; free shuttle every 15-20 minutes; distance to LAX: 1.8 miles; 5757 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
- QuikPark LAX: indoor valet; approx. $15.95 per day; car wash and detailing available; free shuttle every 10 minutes; distance to LAX: 1.8 miles; 6151 W Century Blvd # 120
- Renaissance Montura LAX Parking: indoor valet; approx. $11 per day; free shuttle every 10-15 minutes; distance to LAX: 1.9 miles; 9620 Airport Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
- FOX Auto Parks: outdoor valet; approx. $8.25 per day; free shuttle every 15-18 minutes; distance to LAX: 1.5 miles; 10121 Glasgow Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90045
- Westin Los Angeles Airport: outdoor and indoor valet; approx. $12.95-$18.95 per day; free shuttle every 15-25 minutes; distance to LAX: 2.4 miles; 5400 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
- Marriott LAX Parking: indoor valet; approx. $16 per day; free shuttle every 15-25 minutes; distance to LAX: 1.7 miles; 5855 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
- 105 Airport Parking: valet; approx. $12.79 per day; car wash and detailing available; free shuttle every 25-30 minutes; distance to LAX: 2.3 miles; 898 S Sepulveda Blvd, El Segundo, CA 90245
- AC Hotel by Marriott: indoor valet; approx. $12 per day; free shuttle services; distance to LAX: 2 miles; 2130 E Maple Ave, El Segundo, CA 90245
- The Park at LAX: outdoor and indoor valet; approx. $11.95 - $13.50 per day; free shuttle every 15-20 minutes; distance to LAX: 0.5 miles; 9800 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
- Sams Park: outdoor valet; approx. $9.95 per day; free shuttle every 5-10 minutes; distance to LAX: 1.1 miles; 5700 96th St, Los Angeles, CA 90045
- WallyPark Premier Garage: indoor valet; approx. $24.95 per day; free shuttle every 5 minutes; distance to LAX: 1.2 miles; 9700 Bellanca Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90045
- Sheraton Gateway: outdoor valet
- LAXParking.com: indoor and outdoor valet; approx. $12 per day; free shuttle every 15-20 minutes; distance to LAX: 1.1 miles; 9821 Vicksburg St, Los Angeles, CA 90045
All of these lots offer valet parking for your convenience. Upon your arrival back to whichever facility you choose, your car will be waiting for you ready to go. Our customers agree that offsite valet parking is a great option when traveling. One of our customers who booked services at 105 Airport Parking states that she “will definitely use again and recommend to anyone. If you make reservations online you get a better deal. 105 parking as far as I’m concerned is 5 stars.”
One more valet option ParkOn offers is LAX Parking Curb Express. LAX Parking Curb Express is a parking facility that will use your vehicle to take you to the airport and pick you back up at the airport in your vehicle. This way, you do not have to wait for a shuttle or worry about any delays. They are also located only half a block away from the airport. This service is quick, convenient, and efficient. Many travelers also prefer this style of valet parking over trying to deal with the stress and hassle directly at LAX.
Overall, ParkOn offers many valet facilities at Los Angeles International Airport. There are options to suit everyone’s travel needs and budgets. To guarantee a space at any of these lots, please book your reservation ahead of time on our website. Select your travel dates and a list of available options will generate. Once you choose your lot, our site will direct you to checkout. You will receive an email confirmation with instructions on what to do next. It’s that simple! Should you have any questions, please contact us.